The Poets give voice to the cry of our souls.

Proverbs 27:14 NLT

14 A loud and cheerful greeting early in the morning will be taken as a curse!

Proverbs 15:23 NLT

23 Everyone enjoys a fitting reply; it is wonderful to say the right thing at the right time!

Proverbs 29:11 NLT

11 Fools vent their anger, but the wise quietly hold it back.

Proverbs 4:10-12 NLT

10 My child, listen to me and do as I say, and you will have a long, good life.11 I will teach you wisdom’s ways and lead you in straight paths.12 When you walk, you won’t be held back; when you run, you won’t stumble.

Proverbs 9:1-3 NLT

1 Wisdom has built her house; she has carved its seven columns.2 She has prepared a great banquet, mixed the wines, and set the table.3 She has sent her servants to invite everyone to come. She calls out from the heights overlooking the city.

Proverbs 9:13-15 NLT

13 The woman named Folly is brash. She is ignorant and doesn’t know it.14 She sits in her doorway on the heights overlooking the city.15 She calls out to men going by who are minding their own business.

Proverbs 9:17-18 NLT

17 “Stolen water is refreshing; food eaten in secret tastes the best!”18 But little do they know that the dead are there. Her guests are in the depths of the grave.

Matthew 11:19 NLT

19 The Son of Man, on the other hand, feasts and drinks, and you say, ‘He’s a glutton and a drunkard, and a friend of tax collectors and other sinners!’ But wisdom is shown to be right by its results.”

Colossians 2:2-3 NLT

2 I want them to be encouraged and knit together by strong ties of love. I want them to have complete confidence that they understand God’s mysterious plan, which is Christ himself.3 In him lie hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

A wise child brings joy to a father; a foolish child brings grief to a mother.